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[Discuss] Boston Linux Meeting Tomorrow evening, April 17, 2013 - Whirlpools, Maelstroms, and Maytags with Android's Sticks and Chips

When:April 17, 2013 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Whirlpools, Maelstroms, and Maytags with Android's Sticks and Chips
Kurt Keville, Thaumaturgical Engineer,
     MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies - kkeville alum mit edu

Brian DeLacey,, b delacey / gmail com

Location: MIT Building E51, Room 315


Navigating the turbulent headwaters of embedded rapids with real, 
working products.


We'll trace the rapid evolution of low-cost, small, fast, energy 
efficient devices capable of running Linux. We'll show new Android 
devices running as miniTVs, miniPCs and tablets. We'll talk about the 
promise of "Instant-on" boot times, 2 watt power profiles, and 
supply-response middleware that makes your box unbrickable.

Kurt will share slides showing the embedded revolution as "Moore's Law 
on Steroids". Kurt's theory, practice and empirical study segment will 
close with one startling prediction: the world leader in compute 
energy-efficiency (Green500) will also be the leader in raw compute 
performance (TOP500) next year.

Brian will run with some real systems. Bring your own devices! 
Demonstrations may include tricking, bricking and short-circuiting NAND. 
We'll show devices with the Rockchip RK3066 including Rikomagic's 
MK802IIIS 8GB Bluetooth with MK702II wireless Keyboard, the Measy U2C 
miniPC with camera, and the UG008 miniPC TV device with ethernet and 
WiFi. We'll also show the Allwinner A10 - on the PengStick and PengPod 
tablet. We'll close with an x86/ARM cross-compile of Linux and discuss 
building the ideal Linux powered miniStick.

Door prizes include O'Reilly's new book "Embedded Android: Porting, 
Extending, and Customizing" as well as a Rikomagic miniPC!

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
Boston Linux and Unix
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